What Are My Tooth Replacement Options?

Are you missing a tooth? If so, it is important to know that there are restorative dentistry options available that can replace a missing tooth (or teeth) with results that not only restore dental function, but also look natural. At Fulbright Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry, we offer several options for missing teeth replacement that have proven very effective for patients who would like to renew the look of their smile and the function of their teeth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a revolutionary step forward for teeth replacement. While traditional dentures were utilized as standard treatments for missing teeth for many years, dental implants offer patients a solution that remedies many of the perceived drawbacks of dentures. Dental implants are designed to fuse with the jawbone in the area of missing teeth and actually become a part of the mouth, much like natural tooth roots. They should not slip or move along the gums, and they do not require adhesives to remain securely in place. Custom-designed for each patient, dental implants can improve speaking and chewing while enhancing smile aesthetics with results that look and feel like natural teeth.

Implant Supported Dentures

Implant supported dentures can often be a great choice for those who need to replace multiple teeth or all of their teeth. A custom set of dentures is securely placed on a select number of dental implants to provide the best possible stability. With dental implants as the foundation, implant-supported dentures combine two effective missing teeth replacement options to produce a comprehensive dental restoration.

Implant Bridges

An implant bridge can be an ideal treatment for patients who are missing one or more teeth in an isolated area of the mouth. Custom-designed artificial teeth replace the missing teeth, acting as a “bridge” between two dental implants that serve as a secure support structure. Implant bridges can ultimately produce exceptional replacements for missing teeth that seamlessly blend in with the surrounding natural teeth.

If you would like to know more about your tooth replacement options, contact our practice today!